Suzuki Australia has introduced a new flagship version of its cheapest vehicle that foreshadows a rollout of personalised blacked-out variants across the brand’s wider range.
The Suzuki Ignis Shadow is technically the second model to receive the blacked-out Shadow treatment, following the Baleno Shadow special edition designed to send off the popular light hatchback in Australia.
Unlike the Baleno Shadow, the Ignis Shadow is a permanent model. Customer deliveries are commencing imminently.
Suzuki Australia general manager Michael Pachota said the Ignis Shadow is the first in the line of a wider range of permanent Shadow models. A Swift Shadow and Vitara Shadow will follow at a later date.
The Ignis Shadow is based on the top-of-the-range GLX variant and adds a black roof spoiler, black side decals, and a Shadow badge. These features are all added locally.
The blacked-out Ignis Shadow is priced from $27,990 drive-away, which is $1500 more expensive than the GLX.
Power still comes from a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 66kW of power and 120Nm of torque. This is sent to the front wheels exclusively through a continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
The Ignis Shadow is available with every exterior paint colour option besides Super Black Pearl. Every colour besides Pure White Pearl costs an additional $595.
This second-generation Ignis first made it to Australian shores in late 2016 and received a mid-life update in 2020.
The ‘Series II’ update was centred around cosmetic changes to the Ignis and didn’t bring any additional safety kit, nor did it bring the mild-hybrid powertrains offered in Europe.
Looking older now among its rivals, the Ignis doesn’t offer autonomous emergency braking (AEB) on any of the variants. Its now-defunct Suzuki Baleno sibling was the same.
As previously reported, Suzuki revealed the Baleno-based Fronx small SUV which is confirmed to be coming to Australia. It’s understood to be launching in early 2024.
Pricing for the 2023 Suzuki Ignis range is as follows:
- 2023 Suzuki Ignis GL manual: $23,490
- 2023 Suzuki Ignis GL automatic: $24,490
- 2023 Suzuki Ignis GLX: $26,490
- 2023 Suzuki Ignis Shadow: $27,990
All prices are drive-away.
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